Backpack Drive

Backpack Drive Logo

A BIG Thank You to everyone who volunteered & donated to the Guelph Community Backpack Drive! Because of your support, we delivered  backpacks to children in need in the Grange Hill East Neighbourhood. Thank you to HOPE House and the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition for their wonderful city-wide coordination!

What is the Guelph Community Backpack Drive? 

Every year, organizations across the city join together to make the Guelph Community Backpack Drive possible! It is organized to help families with back to school expenses, including backpack and school supplies.


If your child is in need of a backpack and/or school supplies, please fill out the following application or stop by office hours. If you have any questions please e-mail Dominica (Neighbourhood Support Worker) at or call 519-836-9427.

Application: Backpack Application *2017 Application will be available early summer 2017

GHENG Backpack Drive Poster


If you would like to donate any of the items listed below for the Backpack Drive, we’ll begin collecting donations early summer. Our community room will be a drop-off location.

We thank you in advance for your generosity!

  • Backpacks
  • Lunch Bags
  • Basic Calculators
  • HB Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Pencil Cases
  • Pencil Crayons
  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • 30 cm rulers
  • 10 cm rulers
  • 1” binders
  • Dictionaries
  • Scissors
  • Safety Scissors
  • Geometry Sets
  • Glue Sticks
  • Kleenex
  • Lined Refill Paper (200-300 Sheet)
  • Graph Paper (200-300 Sheets)
  • Ball Point Pens (Blue, Black, Red)
  • Subject dividers for binders
  • Double Pocket Folders
  • Fine Tipped Markers
  • Scientific Calculators
  • Duo Tang Covers
  • Combination Locks

Backpack Drive Donation Poster


We’re always looking for help to pack backpacks! Email or call 519-836-9427 to express interest. (Morning, afternoon, and evening shifts generally available)